Nutrition and Wellness Programs

Nutrition Education Loan Library

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Question Who is eligible to borrow items from the Loan Library?

Illinois school food service workers, school nurses, and school teachers;
Eligible State of Illinois employees working with food and nutrition programs; and Certified child care centers

If you are unsure, please call our office at 1-800-545-7892 or email

Question How do I submit a request for a loan?

One of the most convenient ways to request materials is to visit our online catalog at and click on Nutrition Loan Library. This will bring you to our online catalog where you can look for items in many different categories. You may check out items by submitting a request to the library. You can also request items by phone at 1-800-545-7892 or by email at Please include the following information: name of the school/child care center/institution, name of the borrower, address where items are to be shipped, phone number, email address (if you have one), and name(s) and call number(s) of the item(s) you wish to borrow.

Question Is there a limit to the number of items I can request and how long can items be checked out?

You are able to check out five items at a time and the loan period is two weeks.

Question Is there any cost to borrow items from the library?

We take care of the cost of shipping the items to you. However, you will have to pay for the return shipment of the items back to the loan library via United Parcel Service (UPS) and insure the items for the amount they are worth, which will be provided to you. There is one exception—the Body Walk trunks will be sent with a prepaid return shipment label because of the high cost of shipping this item.

Question Do you have materials available in other languages?

Yes, we have several loan library items available in Spanish including video tapes, educational materials, and games.